Welcome to The Wall E-Museum
The WWII Chaffee County Honor Roll Board is a tribute to 700 Chaffee County residents who served during World War II. For over 50 years these men and a few women were enshrined beneath a thick layer of stucco on the South wall of what was originally Alexander’s Drug & Jewelry Store on the corner of F and Second Streets in Salida.
Then Larry Kachadourian arrived and changed all that. Larry found "The Wall" again while creating the "F" Street Five & Dime in that location. During renovations, he pushed on a pipe sticking through an inside wall and it went through the outside wall, revealing a small portion of the memorial--Enough to see the important artifact hiding there.
After that, with the help of Salida's Dan Johnson and others, the wall became an ongoing community restoration project that residents of Salida and Chaffee County pitched in to restore to it's original glory. This just proves what locals say is true, "Salida is all ❤️!"
Wall Rededication Ceremony Video (2016)
You Can Make History Too!
Next time you're in Salida, CO come downtown to the F Street Five & Dime and take your picture by the wall then post it on our Facebook page with #SalidaVetWallPic!